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of the 2009 Coatlism Press Full Book Contest
Ode to a Drunken Muse
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Poems by Lyn Lifshin
78 Pages of Poetry
"In these highly personal poems, we see a woman who remembers her lover’s fingers and now has grown beyond embarrassment into the fullness of experience of the good and comfortable as well as the violent and awful that fill all of our lives. What I mean here is that I responded strongly to the narrative element in these poems, the disjointed memoir of a woman who has seen the wine bottle break on the wall and wonders if the stain will bleed through, a woman who wants peace and a warm blanket by the fire, the fingers of an imaginary lover, a cat purring softly in the corner; but has felt the thistle in the garden and knows that the cat is already diabetic, sick and facing that same challenge we all face as time speeds up and we are whirled around the sun year after year in our living rooms and yards." --Norman J Olson (Read the full review)
"Her poems in rolling stone stayed on my wall longer than anyone's." --Ken Kesey
This new collection of poetry is a sexy, personal account of what happens on Rapple Drive. Lyn Lifshin takes you inside--behind closed doors--for an intimate look where most people never see. Like the cover of this book, Lifshin reveals the intimates of her house just the way it is. The poems are powerful, sensual and evocative.
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by Ralph-Michael Chiaia
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Book Description: Ten Poems about East Asia and Kitsch Nebula Ampersands And by Ralph-Michael Chiaia is a book of experimental poems, some of which were published online and many of which appear for the first time in these pages. This book has the simple charm of a haiku mixed with the rant of a Ginsberg poem. Those familiar with Chiaia’s work know that his minimal approach speaks in loud primal bass notes. In his first collection of poetry he has sat in with a string quartet and rocked it through stacked Bose speakers.
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About the name: Quetzalcoatl was a reincarnation of the first hero twin of the Mayab Pop Wuj, Junajpu. The word quetzal is a bird, a symbol of spirit or abstract thought, and coatl is a snake, a symbol of matter or concrete thought. Poetry is often about the details, the small bits of matter. For example, the only way to achieve social justice is to be specific about it not rely on (abstract) language that has in most ways become meaningless.